Place: Senegal - Senegal
Publication Date: 10/11/2017
Ref: PC008417

Job Details

Our African desk at AW is seeking to recruit a COO - key member of the senior management team - for one of it's client involved in higher education tech startup. The mission is to transform the lives of young talents, through skills-focused education.

Unique opportunity to contribute to solving one of Africa’s largest problems


  • Support young people to achieve their full potential through education and technology.
  • Create positive impact in Africa through meaningful work.
  • Maintain control of diverse business operations.
  • Secure the functionality of business to drive extensive and sustainable growth.
  • Lead the day-today operations within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment.
  • Develop and implement business strategies, annual operating plan and procedures.
  • Keep the CEO fully informed of the any material deviation from plans.
  • Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth; sustain competitive position.
  • Establish policies that promote company culture and vision.
  • Evaluate business performance by analyzing and interpreting data and metrics.
  • Participate in expansion activities (funding, investments, acquisitions, corporate alliance). Manage relationships with partners/vendors.

Profile? :

  • Strong leadership skills and experience gained working at fast growing companies? — preferably linked to technology and/or education.
  • Excellent business acumen and exemplary work ethics.
  • Great analytical and technical abilities.
  • Proven experience in operations leadership role.
  • Understanding of business functions of  tech companies.
  • Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development.
  • Experience in fundraising will be a plus.
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics.
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills.
  • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving.
  • MSc/MBA or equivalent professional qualification